hematopoietic growth factor


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hematopoietic growth factor

[-pō·et′ik]
one of a group of proteins, including erythropoietin, interleukins, and colony-stimulating factors, that promote the proliferation of blood cells.

he·ma·to·poi·et·ic growth fac·tor

(HGF) (hē'mă-tō-poy-et'ik grōth fak'tŏr)
Any of several glycoproteins that regulate the survival, self-renewal, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells. There are two nomenclature groups: interleukins (IL) and colony-stimulating factors (CSF).
Synonym(s): haematopoietic growth factor.

hematopoietic growth factor

Any of a group of at least seventeen substances involved in the production of blood cells, including several interleukins and erythropoietin.
See also: factor
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